National Barbershop Quartet Day
You may have seen a barbershop with a traditional look. There might be a quartet of barbershop singers playing while you get shaved. Barbershop quartets sing in barbershops and have a unique sound.
The United States has had barbershop quartets for many decades. Why not celebrate them? National Barbershop Quartet Day is a day to celebrate harmony singing and their history. It also aims to preserve the tradition for future generations.
National Barbershop Quartet Day was created to commemorate the birth of organized barbershop. 26 men came together to sing at an O.C. songfest. The O.C. invited 26 men to sing at a songfest. Rupert Hall, “Third Assistant Temporary Chairman”, and Cash, “Third Vice Chairman”. Today, the Barbershop Harmony Society was born. It was originally known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement Of Barbershop Quartet Singing In America.
This form of music is described as:
“Songs with clear lyrics and singable melodies. Their tones indicate a tonal center. They also imply major and minor chords.
You’ve probably been to a Barbershop Quarter before and you know how they can transform our lives. They are not only talented but also have a great personality. A barbershop quartet can be described as unaccompanied vocal music, or a cappella. They sing songs with easy-to-understand lyrics and melodies.
To be part of a barbershop quartet you don’t have to be a man. Many women in the United States participate in four-part harmony. The Sweet Adelines is one of the most well-known organizations, but there are many others. They bring together women from all walks of life. They perform beautiful and fun songs. You can find out more about male and female quartets by looking online.
Barbershop quartets were created from a mix of African American and Caucasian influences. They have existed since the 1800s. This was a time when African Americans would come together recreationally. According to their long-standing traditions. These sounds would be part of what most people would call barbershop style.
Caucasian ministries would then imitate the sound and eventually bring it to the studio. These ministries were given credit for creating the stereotypical sound due to the success of the mix. The barbershop sound is a popular genre of entertainment, despite its roots in African American culture.
Their popularity declined during the 1920s. The Society of Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing created National Barbershop Quartet Day in order to preserve the art.
In the 1930s, the revival of barbershops began. The society was able to bring back popularity through Rupert Hall’s song festival. A friendly competition of quartet singing saw 25 men join together at the first festival.
Today, the Barbershop Harmony Society is now known as thousands of groups that perform for people around the globe, keeping the tradition alive.
You can celebrate National Barbershop Quartet Day! You can show your appreciation by listening to old-time barbershop quartets. You can learn more about the past by looking into the original quartets of that era.
You believe you have the ability to sing, why not join a quartet? You can take a group of friends along and go to the top tourist destinations in America. There you will be able to perform your songs live for others. A competition can be entered to see if your group wins first place. This history can be shared with family and friends. Let them know today is National Barbershop Quartet Day.
Also, you can do some research online to find out if there are barbershop quartets near you. There may be events as part of Barbershop Quarter Day. These events are worth checking out with your friends. Even if you don’t like the music, they are great fun!